The JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass is a special discounted pass available only to international travelers to Japan (with a short-term visa no longer than 90 days) and holding a foreign passport.
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The JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass is for the exclusive use of visitors from overseas who enter Japan with the status of Temporary Visitor.Customers who fulfill both of the conditions below can purchase and use this pass.
Toshogu in Nikko, claimed as the UNESCO World Heritage in 1999, is one of the most famous destinations for tourists in Japan. Beside the shrine, Tochigi Prefecture is full of attractions; its long history and tradition, nature, hot springs, good foods and various activities.
Ibaraki has beautiful scenery such as Kairakuen, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan, and the national Hitachi Seaside Park, which nemophila dyes the hill all over in bright blue. It combines the charms of the sea and the mountains, and there is a gastronomy brought about by its nature. Furthermore, the Ushiku Daibutsu, the tallest bronze statue in the world, is a masterpiece.
Saitama is an inland prefecture located to the north of Tokyo. As it has an easy access to Tokyo, convenient place to stay. There is a variety of fascinating spots such as Kawagoe which has remains of old houses from the Edo period, Chichibu region surrounded by moderate mountains which is famous for the beautiful scenery, etc. In addition, get a taste of culture, art, sports and local food!
Chiba, prefecture which is home to Narita International Airport, has much to offer including flower-viewing and fruits-picking in season, walking around historical places, visiting Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Brewing industry thrives, specially the production of soy sauce, sake and mirin sweet cooking sake, many breweries accept visitors and offer guided tours. There are also a variety of tasty local foods to enjoy such as fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, and peanuts.
Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko, these two spots in Yamanashi Prefecture are the most visited places in Japan. The area offers various events as well.
Meanwhile, Yamanashi has the popular leisure spot Fuji-Q Highland, hot springs, good foods and wine.
Japan’s capital Tokyo has been the country’s political center since 1603. Tokyo has many spots to visit; Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Sensoji temple in Asakusa, the famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing and so on. Tokyo also offers the best shopping experiences, various entertainments and some gardens to relax.
Karuizawa is a mountain resort located at the foot of Mount Asama in the eastern part of Nagano Prefecture. You can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and golf in the summer, and winter sports in the winter.
It can be accessed in 1 hour from Tokyo by the Hokuriku Shinkansen, and is popular in Japan as a villa area.
Yuzawa in Niigata prefecture has 12 ski resorts, it is popular for many visitors because of only 80 minutes away from Tokyo by Shinkansen. This town is also well-known for its hot springs. It is easy to have a bath in hot springs at hotels, public baths or even Echigo-Yuzawa station. In addition, appreciate the local delicacies of rice, sake and Hegi soba noodle nurtured by bitter snowy climate.
Gunma Prefecture, one of Japan’s leading hot springs boasting 453 springs. Because of the high quality of the water, you can enjoy the hot springs according to their effectiveness. Blessed with rich nature, you can enjoy various activities in the clear streams such as Oze and Tonegawa. We also recommend sightseeing where you can enjoy traveling using SL and trolley trains that run within the prefecture.
Kanagawa Prefecture is the best place for day trips. The port town Yokohama has Japan’s largest Chinatown and shopping malls. In a historical town Kamakura still old temples and shrines remain till this day. The Odawara Castle and hot springs in Hakone are famous as well.
Izu Peninsula is one of the most famous and popular hot spring resorts in Japan. The peninsula was designated as a Geopark by UNESCO in 2018. You can feel great outdoors with various activities, as well as appreciating hot springs and great local foods! Meanwhile, Shimoda is well-known as the important place where Japan opened up to the outside world and began first stage of modernization towards, it offers several historical facilities.
The northernmost province of the Tohoku. Good source of seafood and is known as centre of wonderful fruit as apples. Aomori is full of beautiful nature and you can travel there all the year.
Suitable for rest by Onsen bathing, close to nature and relax your body. There are summer and winter interesting festivals, beautiful samurai village, where is appropriate for strolling and enjoying good atmosphere, and national park for taking adventure.
Centre of delicious food. Excellent in taste and fun to eat such as Wanko Soba, Morioka reimen which is ramen of summer. Iwate also has beautiful nature and World Heritage that worth a visit.
Located on shoreline of the Sea of Japan. Well known as province of unique mountain, especially in winter, the mountain is covered by snow and becomes beautiful scenery. Highlight of Yamagata is Snow Monster.
Miyagi is full of history that everyone can enjoy learning. Sendai, the centre of Miyagi is known as shopping center. Including tourist attractions that dispersal throughout this province. Miyagi is one of tourism center, for going to other provinces in Tohoku.
Fukushima is gateway to the Tohoku, first province to tour in this region. There are many attractions such as ancient village, beautiful castle and nature, always welcomes visitors to experience and learn more about Tohoku.
Sapporo is the main city in Hokkaido and will be the base for your trip in Hokkaido. The Sapporo snow festival is very popular with over 2 million people from all over the world. You can fully enjoy Hokkaido’s proud gourmet food including seafood.
Hakodate is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hokkaido. With beautiful sceneries, historical buildings, hot springs, delicious food and various events constantly on offer, the city abounds with both urban charm and natural beauty.
Select whether want to purchase a voucher for a pass or purchase a pass at the sales counter in Japan.
You can collect or purchase a pass at major airports and train stations.
On each day you use your pass, be able to use the automatic ticket gate in the stations you use.